Nepal: media worker injured, arrested for covering a protestEvent
- Initial Date
- Feb 11, 2021
- Event Description
Post photojournalist Kabin Adhikari sustained injuries on Thursday while taking photographs of a demonstration at New Baneshwor against the arrest of Ram Kumari Jhakri on charges of offence against the state.
Adhikari's ankle is fractured, physicians attending him said.
He is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, Adhikari was injured when the police baton-charged the protestors near the Everest Hotel.
Jhankri was arrested by the police from her residence at Shankhamul on Thursday afternoon.
Soon after the arrest, there was widespread condemnation of her arrest saying that the government tried to curb freedom of speech.
Police have released Jhakri on Thursday evening after the leaders of various parties demanded the release.
Meanwhile, the Photo Journalists Club wished Adhikari a speedy recovery and urged the agitating parties and the government to create a conducive environment for the media to operate in and the flow of information.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Violence (physical)
- Wounds and Injuries
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Media Worker
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 11 February 2021, Kabin Adhikari, media worker, was injured and arrested by the police for covering a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal.